Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica Welcomed 55,000 Visitors From July 4-10

From July 4 to 10, Jamaica welcomed 55,000 visitors to the island, indicating a recovery of the industry post Hurricane Beryl. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, made the disclosure during his address at the opening ceremony of the Christmas in July trade show, on July 11. The trade show, which is now in its 10th year, is being held from […]

Jamaica

41 Less Public Bodies Operating In Government

There are 41 fewer public bodies operating in Government, says Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke. Giving an update on the progress of the Public Sector Transformation Program during the recent Caribbean Public Sector Financial Management Conference in Kingston, Dr. Clarke noted that in 2016, there were 190 public bodies. “Today, we have 41 less because […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Welcomes Historic 2 Million Visitors In First Five Months Of 2024

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has reported that Jamaica has recorded a historic 2 million visitors within the first five months of the year. Preliminary data has highlighted that the island welcomed 1,265,830 stopover arrivals and 745,812 cruise passengers from January to May. This translates to an 8.5% increase in arrivals and USD 1.9 billion in earnings. The Minister […]

Jamaica

Jamaica: More Than 10,000 Public-Sector Contract Workers Get Permanent Posts

More than 10,000 permanent posts have been created as part of the Government’s commitment to addressing the issue of contract employment in the public service. This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, in an address at the Jamaica Civil Service Association’s 105th annual general meeting at Jacisera Park in St. […]

Jamaica

RIU Could Add Another Property Soon

Regional Director of Operations at RIU, Frank Sondern, says that with Jamaica’s economic climate stable and investor-friendly, the company could soon be looking to add another property to its growing tally. Mr. Sondern said that RIU, the largest hotel in the island with over 4,000 rooms, enjoys a fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship with Jamaica and could soon be looking […]

Jamaica

PM Affirms Commitment To Republic Status For Jamaica

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is assuring citizens that the Government is committed to pursuing Jamaica’s transition to a Republic in keeping with the wishes of the people.   He noted that members of the Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC) have done a lot of work to garner the views of citizens across the island, and opinion polls have repeatedly […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Minister Of Tourism Seeks Connectivity Between Emirates And The Caribbean 

Following fruitful discussions with Senior Executives of Emirates Airline, Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, says plans are underway to leverage the airline’s routes and networks into the Caribbean and Latin America. Emirates Airline, based in Dubai, is one of the world’s largest airlines that connects its customers to a network of over 150 destinations. Based on the airline’s current […]

Jamaica

PM Conferred With Honorary Doctorate From Delaware State University

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the Delaware State University in the United States. The Prime Minister received the award recently, following his address to the approximately 200 doctoral and masters graduates, of which 38 were Jamaican doctoral candidates who participated in an international programme put on by the […]

Jamaica

Government Seeking To Remove Negative Evaluation Of Jamaica

Jamaica is working to remove those elements that are considered to foster a negative evaluation of the destination, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. “We are working also with our diplomatic partners to enable a better understanding of the Jamaican situation, and we are relying heavily now on Jamaica’s history of strong, safe and secure experiences,” he noted. Minister […]

Jamaica

Jamaica – Farmers Generate $1 Billion In Sales Via ALEX

Small-scale farmers have generated approximately $1 billion in sales via the Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX). Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, made the announcement in his 2024/25 Sectoral Debate in the House recently. “We want to double that, and in my next presentation I will speak about the supply side, and the supply logistics hub, which I know you are interested […]